Root installing android sdk

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  1. iamloco724

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    im installing android adk just for rooting and rom purposes is there any specific directions for installing this..i found a guide but it really doesnt go into detail about the install process of this just says you need it
     

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  4. iamloco724

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    ive been to that link to tells you how to do stuff but it doesnt really tell you how the install process is for this..i know this is probably a stupid problem but i i thought i did it right it says packages installed but i dont have that directory
     
  5. ericks17

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    the directory is where you extracted the "android-sdk_r04-windows.zip" file to
     
  6. shademar

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    After the android sdk is unzipped, you open a command prompt directed to the 'tools' folder.

    It doesn't need to be installed, per se. If you're using windows, you can go to the 'run' command in the startup menu and type: cmd in the box and it will open a black window with a command prompt. Then type: cd [filepath of the tools folder]
    This will get you to the adb terminal. The adb commands you see people reference can be typed there when your phone is hooked to the computer and usb debugging is enabled (but the sd card is not mounted).

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  7. droidpcguru

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    There is an "installing" link on the official android sdk webpage that should tell you everything you need to know.:)
     
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    thanks this helped me get to that point havnt tried anything serious yet will at some point this week

    what is eclipse by the way?..once again sorry new to this part of the process as i dont want to be dependent on droidmod sholes team
     
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    Glad to hear! I definitely think it's a great idea for people to learn their way around adb. :)

    Eclipse is a platform for the development of android and java applications, sort of an environment in which to write programs.
     
  12. iamloco724

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    oh ok so i definitely dont need eclipse setup..just need to get to a point of learning more and experimenting will read more throughout the week before i really jump into it right now i have everything setup on the pc when i need to do it thanks all for your help im sure ill run into something else ill need to question lol
     
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    Adding the tools folder to your system path will make issuing adb commands a *lot* easier.
     
  14. iamloco724

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    i believe i did this by doing that step that involves my computer in advanced system
     
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    yup - that is it.

    now, when I want to reboot the phone into recovery, for example, open a CMD window, and type
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    1. adb reboot recovery
    and as long as the phone is connected to the computer, poof - instant recovery, without having to fiddle around with holding down keys and buttons and whatnot....
     
  16. droidpcguru

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    Great tip:) I do this from Connectbot all the time.
     
  17. Dem1K

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    just to clarify, since I'm new to this also...but that's AFTER you type cd and then the path of your tools folder, correct?

    I rooted mine manually by following the steps on Start Here | Root Your Droid, and it was a lot of fun. I REALLY need to learn how to use ADB a bit more though, but it's been fun doing this so far :D. And yeah, we didn't need to install Eclipse and all that other junk if I don't plan on doing any developing myself, correct?
     
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    No, if you add the Path statement to your System / user environment variables, then you don't need to change to the directory at all.

    In fact, (and I just verified this) you don't even have to open a CMD window - open the run dialog and enter
    Code (Text):
    1. adb reboot recovery
    and presto, it reboots the phone.

    of course, this assumes the phones is connected via USB to your computer....also, works regardless of whether the SDCard is mounted in the phone or on the system - but do be sure to check that any data being copied to / from the SDCard is completed before issuing the command, b/c it is instantaneous
     
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    Another easy way is to have people open the tools folder and type "cmd" in the addres bar. This should work on Win7/Vista but I dont think XP


    The environment var is more convenient, but this can be easier to explain^ :)
     
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    Not sure if Vista allowed this (cannot remember - been off of Vista for over a blessed year now lol) - 7 definitely does.

    But with the System Environment PATH statement set to include that tools directory, all I do is hit Winkey + R (to open the run dialog) and then type in adb reboot / adb reboot recovery

    Since the commands are remembered, I can usually shorten it to typing ad then using the up / down arrow to pick the recovery one if I need it as adb reboot is what is usually chosen....
     
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    yup, typing cmd in the command bar in the tools folder does it on windows 7. that's how i do it.
     
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    Likewise! Super-easy. :) I just wanted to give the most system-agnostic explanation that I could, not knowing the OP's OS (I really forget the details of how XP/Vista handle these sorts of things...)
     
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    Another benefit to adding the tools folder's path to your System Environment PATH variable is that you can also run ddms (for screen caps) directly via a run dialog as well.
     
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    wait, you dont have eclipse permanently open like I do? :p
     
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    Heh - uh, no. I don't develop (yet) for Android, I only play.
     

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